I have been experimenting with making rose kanzashi for ages and I think finally managed to find a design that works in my eyes.
Previous ones have been very pretty. They are very pretty roses but somehow my eyes thinks something is missing.
So after lots of thinking and experimenting. Yes lots of experimenting, my sewing room is full of proto roses. It is actually quite sad seeing all these flowers. I will have to think of a way to give them a good burial. I always hate throwing away my flower failures.
Anyway with a bit more playing, I think I have make ones that I am even more happier. These ones are 7.5 cm in diameters so they make a lovely hair accessory or bouquet (ohh I must make one).
At the moment I have only made them in habutai silk but I would like to try and make them in kimono silk to see what effect it will create. I think those roses will be lush and I can't wait to make more.